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2020 Tied for Warmest Year on Record, NASA Analysis Shows (video)

Warmest Year

      Earth’s global average surface temperature in 2020 tied with 2016 as the warmest year on record, according to an analysis by NASA. Continuing the planet’s long-term warming trend, the year’s globally averaged temperature was 1.84 degrees Fahrenheit (1.02 degrees Celsius) warmer than the baseline 1951-1980 mean, according to scientists at NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New…

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Moments In History: George Washington Carver (video)

Carver

  George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor who studied crop-rotation methods in the United States, He was the most prominent black scientist of the early 20th century. Carver was born into slavery in Newton County, Missouri. The date of his birth is uncertain and was not known to Carver; but it was before slavery was abolished in Missouri, which occurred in January…

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The 2021 Quadrantids Can Be Seen Tonight (video)

Quadrantids

  The winter sky activity continues into the new year with The Quadrantids Meteor Shower. While most meteor showers are usually named after the constellations that is their radiant point, not Quadrantids… The radiant point for this shower is the constellation Boötes…. The shower is named after the now obsolete constellation, Quadrans Muralis, which was used in 1825, back when…

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KIA READIES TO TURN PAGE ON 2020, CELEBRATING THE NEW YEAR IN TIMES SQUARE

New Year

All-New Sorento SUV Transported the Iconic “2021” Numerals from California to Times Square  for the Ball Drop, Will Shuttle Frontline Workers to Times Square to Ring in the New Year New creative campaign, “The World’s First Storytelling Machine,” featuring the all-new Sorento will air during Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2021 on ABC beginning at 8…

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NASA Approves Heliophysics Missions to Explore Sun, Earth’s Aurora

Heliophysics Missions

NASA has approved two heliophysics missions to explore the Sun and the system that drives space weather near Earth. Together, NASA’s contribution to the Extreme Ultraviolet High-Throughput Spectroscopic Telescope Epsilon Mission, or EUVST, and the Electrojet Zeeman Imaging Explorer, or EZIE, will help us understand the Sun and Earth as an interconnected system. Understanding the physics that drive the solar…

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IT IS NATIONAL BACON DAY ON WEDNESDAY! (video)

Bacon Day

  Bacon lovers celebrate on December 30th each year, preparing and eating one of nature’s most flavorful delectable treats on Bacon Day! Everything is better with bacon. Someone said that once. And our research shows very little to dispute this assertion. In the United States and Canada, bacon is made from the pork belly. Elsewhere in the world, the side…

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Catch The Ursid Meteor Shower (video)

  Here’s a celestial Christmas gift that you can enjoy, the Ursid Meteor Shower… The Ursids meteor shower begins annually around December 17 and runs for a week plus, until the 25th or 26th. This meteor shower is named for its radiant point, which is located near the star Beta Ursae Minoris in the constellation Ursa Minor. The peak will be on Winter Solstice, December 21 and the…

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Call For Entries For The SkyPixel 6th Anniversary Aerial Photo & Video Contest

Aerial Photo & Video

  DJI and SkyPixel, one of the world’s most popular aerial photography and videography online communities, today announced details to its yearly anticipated SkyPixel Aerial Photo & Video Contest. Running from December 18, 2020 to February 18, 2021, this year’s contest introduces five new categories including Vlog, FPV, Showreel, Hometown and Environment. The goal is to expand creative possibilities for content creators and…

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FDA Takes Additional Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine

Action Follows Thorough Evaluation of Available Safety, Effectiveness, and Manufacturing Quality Information by FDA Career Scientists, Input from Independent Experts Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The emergency use authorization allows the…

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FDA Approved First Adjuvant Therapy for Most Common Type of Lung Cancer

Approved

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tagrisso (osimertinib) as the first adjuvant treatment for patients with non-small cell lung cancer whose tumors have a specific type of genetic mutation. “Today’s approval of Tagrisso demonstrates how additional research on therapies approved in later stages of cancer can eventually improve treatment options for patients in earlier stages,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D.,…

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